Stories for Shorty: A Collection of Recollections from the Jockey Club 1982-1988 Nexium For Sale, is a terrific memoir of a part of Cincinnati musical history that might otherwise be lost forever. I contributed to the part of the story I knew best, my view from the mixing board over the early years of the club (it was in fact my first regular mixing gig, part of the original rotation from 1982-85, then periodically afterwards). The editors graciously held the doors open, accepting any and all submissions, with many regulars posting multiple items in the volume. By leaving out my recollections as a fan and player. I failed them. Worse, I failed many of my friends who were ignored entirely or mentioned only in passing by others. As I read the book, I realize I missed the point of those years. Whatever the Jockey Club was or was not, sprang from a community. I'm kind of a loner, and often miss that. So I'm going to take a moment to record the part of that history that's gone unmentioned because I was too lazy to do it properly in the first place, buy Nexium without a prescription.
When I got out of high school, bands I liked didn't come to Cincinnati. The Pit opened downtown in 1981, and that helped some, and Bogarts would occassionally book people like Iggy and even U2 (my friend Dave Glasser begged me to go, Kjøpe Nexium på nett, köpa Nexium online, waving free tickets that WEBN had given out in the Rhine Room of UC). But the truth is, local bands playing original music had no decent stages.
I got a lot of practice working real PA systems when a friend, Paul Jacobson, took out a loan so his metal cover band could join that then-thriving circuit. He knew I was a gearhead, so he asked me to spec and eventually run his system. I couldn't resist! This was the start of a reputation as a mixer that I actively resisted throughout my performing career. Before the Jockey Club I played in bad cover bands with high school friends (I graduated in 1978), canada, mexico, india, but was generally better known for my ability to cobble together functional PA systems from piles of castoff stereo and musical electronics gear that magically appeared before punk shows. Venues were places like The Brew House in Walnut Hills, and another club located where Boswell's Alley sits today, not to mention various studios in DAAP and parties around UC. I stumbled onto this scene via the aforementioned Dave Glasser, Nexium trusted pharmacy reviews, who around this time was playing in a kick ass band called The Fucking Cunts, active between 1981-84.
Let me set the record straight on some flawed recollections, I may have seen from Victor Garcia-Rivera, on Neus Subjex' database, and more recently, in Stories for Shorty. The Cvnts played a mix consisting mostly of originals, with a few covers of songs by Gang of Four, The NY Dolls, The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Sham 69. I attribute Victor’s error partly to his age and place in the scene at the time: The Edge was on Billy's shit list for some reason in those early days, and Victor, who was a bit younger than those of us working the club (I was a regular sound guy there early on, and a fill-in through the end), was often on the outside looking in. In other words, honest errors of omission, Nexium For Sale. The biggest of these errors and others I've heard on the boards about that band stand corrected below:
- The Cvnts were not a cover band, or even close. Like The Edge, they played a few covers of songs that influenced them. The vast majority of their repertoire was original.
- The Cvnts had nothing to do with MT Eye (an actual cover band that played mostly new wave and alternative rock), other than being friends.
- The Cvnts were not Present Tension (Glasser's later band), where can i order Nexium without prescription, and shared only a single member and a few songs.
Dave Glasser was a personal musical savior for me. He dragged me to the JC for the first time to run sound for the Cvnts. In the process he introduced me to most of my future bandmates, and simultaneously pried me out of the cover bands I’d been playing in. I'm a practical sort, with a deep seated gear lust, so cover bands seemed the only way to go, Cheap Nexium, until Dave infected me with music that mattered. I think Dave was introduced to bands like the NY Dolls by Cvnt's bassist/singer, Dan Hall, or his close friend and Present Tension bandmate Dave Hahn, but I'm not entirely sure - all that happened before I met them. Nonetheless, Dave was definitely a major link between his Greenhills crowd, Finneytowners like myself, Nexium dose, and the regional punk/new wave scene that was gelling at the Jockey. He doesn't get enough credit for his work back then, but we can make it up to him by catching his new band, Sid Hatfield and the Deciders. Order Nexium online overnight delivery no prescription, Anyway...
While running sound for the Cvnts, I was introduced to Dream 286. Gary Shell (who would become one of my future partners at Ultrasuede Studio) usually ran sound for Dream, but often had conflicts with dates because he also worked for The Customs and later The Auburnaires, who paid better. Eventually I was tapped to fill in on a bill they played with the Cvnts. I kept the gig for the remainder of Dream's run. Dream's singer/guitarist, Janette Pierce, no prescription Nexium online, later became my first wife, while the rhythm section, Joe Hamm (drums) and Randy Cheek (bass) would move to The Libertines upon the band's dissolution. Nexium For Sale, This is where we find the a missing chunk of history in Stories for Shorty. And it's all on me: I had the knowledge and knew the deadlines, Nexium price, coupon, but neglected to put it down when it mattered. So here's the story...
Dream 286 and it's descendants were largely the vision of keyboardist Doug Hallet and Janette. They’d played together in Latex Theater, where Janette augmented Viv Vinyl on guitar, maybe replacing her down the line but I'm not sure (this was also a bit before my time - clarity welcome in comments!). Latex Theater wasn't a great band, but they always put on entertaining shows. Lu Linden was that band's drummer, buying Nexium online over the counter, coming from the legendary Bitter Blood Street Theater, and he subsequently moved on to Dementia Precox. The presence of keyboards is important here: These were not hardcore punk bands, but new wave. While there was a crossover in crowds, Comprar en línea Nexium, comprar Nexium baratos, and the scene at the JC was quite diverse, there was a clear division between 3-chord guitar punks and more densely layered, keyboard-driven bands. While 11,000 Switches and Hospital bands, had keys, they were mostly textural noise, Nexium recreational, while Latex Theater, Dream 286 and it's later incarnations used keys melodically, mostly in support of Janette's guitar. Joe and Randy brought a strong pop sensibility and general sense of wierd irony to Dream 286 that was in full flower in what started as a side project, The Buddy Bradley Experience, Nexium For Sale. In those days Doug was a punk in every sense of the word, Nexium pictures, with one of the best record collections in the scene. He walked the walk, and was frequently dissed for talking the talk: he had a reputation for blunt (sometimes biting) honesty that usually offended. As a result, his bands were often more popular with fans, especially out of town, than other bands, especially at home. In spite of Doug's unpopularity, my Nexium experience, Dream 286's record release party was one of the first "sell out" shows, and held the unofficial attendance record until Johnny Thunders show. I don't recall the full line up, but I'm sure Dementia Precox and Junta were on the bill, and our friend Bradley from Lexington came up with his band whose name escapes me. It's possible that the Cvnts and Lunch Buddies were on that bill but don't quite me... Buy cheap Nexium, I'll have to ask Doug!
Dementia Precox, on Hospital Records for a time, put out a landmark album, “SCHP”, in 1982. The year is significant: Listen to work from Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Nexium duration, NIN and other early US rust-belt industrial bands from 1983 onwards. Dementia played Chicago, Detroit regularly, before moving to California to record and release this great record. The songs and sound of SCHP were as familiar to regional fans as they were to Jockey regulars, since Dementia played all over.
Another correction to Victor's recollection: The Lunch Buddies were not a precursor to the Ass Ponys, Nexium maximum dosage, nor did it include Randy Cheek or any later-Libertines. The band consisted of Chuck Cleaver, Dan Klienenger playing sticks and metal objects, and Dave Scott on bass. I first met Chuck about that time through Libertines' frontman Walt Hodge, at DAAP where we were all students. He dragged me to Chuck's senior show installation, which consisted of him standing against a gallery wall, Nexium canada, mexico, india, with a garbage can full of clay which viewers could throw at him. I think I nailed him in the nuts at least once that day. I was an ass.
By this time, Dream 286 had broken up, and Randy and Joe had moved on to Walt's aforementioned band, while playing in Dan Reed's Buddy Bradley Experience on the side. Janette and I were living together in a huge house in a bad part of Clifton. The Cvnts had broken up as well. I had quit playing in cover bands and teamed up with Dan Hall to form Somebody, Nexium gel, ointment, cream, pill, spray, continuous-release, extended-release, while two of my former cover-band mates, Jim McMillan and Dave Hahn, joined Dave Glasser to form Present Tension. Both groups played a couple Cvnts tunes. But I never bothered to attempt to cover Dave's guitar parts at all - we turned the grinder Government Satisfaction into a ska tune. Both Somebody and Present Tension played the Jockey a number of times, and I don't think either band played any covers. Somebody wasn't nearly as punk as the Cvnts, but got a lot more attention for our attitude:
- Our debut 7", Nexium results, "Arbeit Mact Frei" was banned from record stores, and even attracted mainstream editorials over it's clearly ironic title (it included an image of McDonald's golden arches soaring over the then-new P&G towers). Never mind that a jew (me) created the image and title! Like The Edge's "Newport Gestapo", it suffered from the area's decided lack of context and reason!
- We were banned from playing The Metro when they arbitrarily decided to stop giving bands the door, as stipulated in our contract that night (up to that point we were clearing $800-1000/night there - we were pissed that they wanted us to settle for $500, Nexium no prescription, outside of our agreement).
Apparently Dan and our lead guitarist, Bone Quinn, scared Phil, the club owner arguing over the unannounced, after-gig change... Nexium For Sale, Phil told me I was allowed in, but the one time I tried to enter, to pick up Janette after a Danse Macabre show, I was summarily bounced. I taunted the bouncer in the alley, a convict on parole, hoping to get him to hit me so I could have him arrested but he wouldn't take the bait. He's a better man than I was... I'd have killed me in his shoes! On the other hand, order Nexium no prescription, Mike Devanney, our keyboard/percussionist, returned many times after our banning, as a patron and a band member in The Nervous Pioneers. So who knows what was up with all that. Nexium interactions, All I know is the principle writers of the band, and lead guitarist weren't allowed in, and it was definitely enforced. Sadly we were too young and dumb to recognize this sequence of events for the break they were.
Danse Macabre is another band that deserves a mention in our history, if only for it's amazing lineups. Initially Chris Sherman (aka Freekbass) and his buddy Jerry Hunter (now a Welsh scholar living in the UK) joined Janette and Doug, Nexium forum, playing a more electronic set of songs. Neither musician was old enough to get into clubs, both still in high school at SCPA! But damn, they were good. Chris was already a bass prodigy, and Jerry had a different concept of drumming than Joe Hamm brought to Dream 286. His rhythm and sound was closer to Lu Linden's poly-rhythmic garbage-beats than conventional rock drums.
Around the time Jerry started college, Chris joined Shag. Danse replaced Jerry with a drum machine, and Chris with Dave Scott. This lineup lacked the stage presence of the previous groups Janette and Doug worked in for obvious reasons: Joe and Jerry's crazy, powerful beats were the missing ingredient. Eventually this band fell apart, Nexium For Sale. Fast shipping Nexium, As Janette tired of smoothing over Doug's faux pas, she started another project on her own, Alice Stoned, with a friend of Jerry's. But let me pause for a moment in my story and defend Doug to the scene. While he was somewhat socially awkward, especially in the Dream 286 days, purchase Nexium online no prescription, by the time of Danse Macabre he was well aware of the problems caused by his ill-timed or insensitive comments. As a result, he curbed his comments, and really worked hard not to piss people off. Unfortunately many people didn't notice, or refused to recognize the change and continued to hold things he'd said years earlier against him. As his regular engineer, Nexium australia, uk, us, usa, I spent a lot of time with him over the years. Long before he moved to Seattle in the late 80s, he was simply not the asshole people still had him pegged for. At that point he was a pretty nice guy, and a pretty good keyboard player. Our loss. In retrospect, he was just being a punk, Nexium samples. Nexium For Sale, While I was in Somebody, we got a new roommate. Greg Dulli was a freshman at UC from Hamiltucky, working at Camelot Records in Northgate Mall. He took over Jim McMillan's room in our Clifton Danger-house, and almost immediately began forming his own band, The Black Republicans. Victor gets this part really wrong... The Republicans were as much a comedy act as a band, with songs like "Marvin's Not Gay, He's Dead". The band included Jamie Osias on guitar, Steve Brown on bass. In other words: this was NOT the Afghan Whigs, Australia, uk, us, usa, or even a Whigs precursor by any stretch. Indeed, the band split generally over creative conflicts between Jamie and Greg. When the Republicans formed, most of the Whigs were not yet living in Cincinnati.
When Janette and I were engaged we moved into our own place, a block away from the old house but much nicer (if not any safer). A few weeks before our wedding, Nexium without a prescription, a new neighbor moved in across the hall, a new photographer for the Enquirer from D.C., John Curley. John and I hit it off immediately, since we were both gear heads into music. I immediately introduced John to my friends, Nexium natural, but at this point I still barely knew him. Since my former roomie Greg was a block away, and on good terms with our new chow, Tzung Tung Gao, I asked him to house-sit for us while we were on our honeymoon. When we returned, he and John were fast friends.
Later during that summer of 1985, where to buy Nexium, John moved to a basement apartment in the place next door, to better use the recording gear he'd begun collecting, while we found a house in the safer Northside area. Greg had become John's constant companion, while John encouraged Janette and I to use his gear to record a project that was slowly morphing into Sex Device at his place. One night we stopped over and met this spacey kid from Louisville, Buy Nexium online cod, who Greg's school friend Michelle Dickenson knew. Greg, John and newcomer Rick McCollom were working on new music - it took awhile for us to realize Greg had gotten very serious about music (when I met him he dreamed of acting, not music). This was the roots of the Afghan Whigs (never mind the tales about jails).
Former Lunch Buddy and later Danse Macabre bassist Dave Scott was our constant companion around this time. He had bought an Alesis keyboard with a built-in sequencer, and made lots of crazy songs in his basement "Straight Studios" using any device capable of producing or storing sound, Nexium For Sale. He was like a mad scientist down there. Eventually this stuff was released as solo projects, on his own label, buy generic Nexium, Dangerous Music. As a film major in college, and by this time, an industrial video producer, Dave was my go-to composer as well. Dave's a natural networker, and as bbs's morphed into the internet, he reached across the region to other artists. In this role he opened new doors for Jockey refugees like us, after the original doors had closed. Nexium For Sale, With all that as background, I should apologize for giving short-shrift to many other bands whose stories I don't know. Junta got a couple nice lines that hint at their originality and greatness. Flamboyant singer Paul Stewart and guitarists Billy Wol, and Mike Davis truly rocked the scene, and made everyone work harder to entertain a crowd. I think Dennis the Menace had broken up by the time the JC opened, but Mike Devanney, Jerry Chambers, Robert Beatty, Fred Pies and the much-loved Marc Chenault almost certainly played there as The Nervous Pioneers. I bet Shag played the Jockey too, though I never saw them there.
All in all, Stories for Shorty is a remarkable book, and it's editors have made a whole greater than the sum of it's parts. It's shortcomings fall on us, the staff and artists who didn't take the time to tell their own stories. So I offer these stories as an apologetic addendum, not a critique. As my memory clears, I'll post more in comments. But for anyone who was there, it's a must-buy.
PS: I'm sure my memories are at least as flawed as Victors, so please set me straight, wherever I stray, in comments.
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